Lego & Wooden Meetings for Worship

A Lego Meeting for Worship has been created by a young Friend of Community Meeting in Cincinnati. It shows brightly colored figures sitting in a large rectangle, a gray brick mat underneath, a green window seat and yellow fireplace in the foreground and background. On the right children and parents head off to First Day School.

A Lego Zoom Meeting for Worship has been constructed by a Friend of Edinburgh Meeting. A Lego in-person Edinburgh Meeting for Worship has also been built.

Lego, the largest toy manufacturer in the world, was founded in 1932 in Denmark. The name Lego derives from the Danish “leg godt”, which means “play well”. In 1949 they began producing small interlocking plastic bricks, and in 1978 they started making plastic minifigs (small figures).

A wooden Meeting for Worship has been assembled by the Faith & Play Group, which creates lessons for First Day School. Plain wood figures perch in front of an open doorway.

Faith & Play began in 2005 as a joint effort of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference. They encourage Friends to use storytelling and to make their own materials.

I was delighted to come across the Lego Meetings for Worship. The mix of people and animals at Community Meeting is especially charming. (I spotted a crab, pig, flamingo and Mickey Mouse). In its own way the unadorned Faith & Play Meeting for Worship is also quite appealing. Very Zen.

To the right, in turn, are pictures of Community Meeting, Edinburgh Meeting and Faith & Play Meetings for Worship.

Gary Sandman

June 2024

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